Another 37 Vape Juice Flavors Reviewed

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It’s been a while since I did a MASSIVE vape juice review round-up, so here we go! These are in no particular order:

1 – 3. Magnetic Worms/Rocks/Dust by 7 Daze

I’m putting three in one category because they taste virtually the same with only slight differences. Each of these flavors is strawberry, grape, and a twist of orange. They’re all slightly sour. Worms has a “gummy” taste, Rocks has a bit of a “fizz” on the aftertaste (like pop rocks), and Dust is pretty much just straight-up sour sugar. So, if you like sour candies, these are all pretty good — you can choose which one you like best based on the “texture” you’re looking for. I also liked that they came with unicorn bottles.

4. Pink Sticks by 7 Daze

This one is heavy on the “sticks” and not so much on the “pink.” It’s based on strawberry Pocky, and you’ll mostly get the cookie flavor and not too much of the strawberry. Not too bad, but I would have loved it if it were just a tad sweeter (like Stix). I appreciated the unicorn bottle it came with though. Nice extra touch.

5. Pancake Man by Vape Breakfast Classics

Warm pancakes with strawberries, maple syrup, and a dollop of whipped cream. I was nervous about the “whipped cream” because cream/milk vape juices make me nauseous, but I didn’t even taste the “whipped cream” in this — and that was just fine by me! The pancake flavor is dead on, and the strawberries with syrup are fantastic. This is a very unique flavor that may take you a few puffs to get used to before you’re fully on board with it. It’s thick and almost “filling” in a sense. You’ll feel like you ordered a batch of fruity pancakes at IHOP and inhaled them. Continue reading “Another 37 Vape Juice Flavors Reviewed”


Vaping Success Story: Frank Spear

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This is a new thing I’m doing here at Lauren Vapes. Featuring everyday vapers who have had great successes! If you’d like to share YOUR story, contact me.

For my first interview, I turned to my friend Frank Spear. He’s a fellow freelance writer and successfully quit smoking (after over a decade!) thanks to vaping.

Some of you may recognize Frank’s name from the duo review we did of One Hit Wonder’s line of vape juices. He’s a good dude.

Without further ado, here’s the transcript of my Skype interview with Frank:

My Interview with Frank Spear

Lauren Tharp: Hi, Frank! Thanks for agreeing to do this. Let’s start simple… Tell my readers who you are, please.

Frank Spear: Hi! Well, my name is Frank. I live in a tiny town in Ohio and I am a full-time freelance writer!

Lauren: Awesome. And you’re a vaper, correct?

Frank: Yes. I am a vaper, and I can say with certainty that switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Lauren: How long were you a smoker? And what inspired you to make the switch?

Frank: Well I rubbed snuff, dip, whatever you want to call it for four years (13-17) and smoked for 10 years (17-27). I decided to make the switch because I was tired of feeling like shi– erm crap every day. I wanted something different.

Lauren: And do you no longer feel like crap now that you’ve switched to vaping? Continue reading “Vaping Success Story: Frank Spear”


Bring Back #StupidHandcheck

Twitter has been filled with anger and political turmoil for a while now. But, for a brief time last month, vapers united to lighten up their followers’ feeds with the hashtag #StupidHandcheck.

The idea was simple: Post your hand holding your mod (as you would with a traditional “handcheck”), and then include something you clearly will NOT be vaping. The more ridiculous, the better!

I truly enjoyed this Twitter hashtag and feel it came and went much too quickly.

I’d personally LOVE it if #StupidHandcheck became a hashtag staple for vapers both on Twitter and Instagram.

I follow all sorts of people on Twitter, but the vapers almost always have the funniest, most positive, feeds. They’re a fun-loving bunch of folks! And this was one hashtag where that fun-loving spirit really shone.

After scrolling through endless negativity, it was great to have a break to just chuckle at something purposely stupid. It really lifted my spirits every time a #StupidHandcheck was posted.

Don’t know what I’m talking about? Missed out on the fun? Don’t worry. I screencapped and saved some of my favorites as they were going up last month. Check ’em out: Continue reading “Bring Back #StupidHandcheck”


Don’t Trust Wismec

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Back in June, the picture to the left was circulating the vaping community in regard to the Wismec EXO Skeleton ES300.

Alarmed, I immediately wrote to the company to see what was up. I was informed that there were “no problems and no recall.” Reassured by a company I THOUGHT I could trust, I figured the picture was a one-off incident and I didn’t need to worry. I continued to use the mod.

Then, on August 4th, my own EXO Skeleton ES300 caught fire!!

Fortunately, I was awake at the time, and the damage was minimal. But I was plenty pissed.

Wismec had lied to me, and its other customers, and they needed to be held accountable.

I immediately wrote them another e-mail, and took to social media to call them out for their carelessness.

The E-mails

In this section, I’ll show screencaps of the exact response I got from Wismec via e-mail. In the next section, I’ll talk about the “solution” they gave to me via Twitter.  Continue reading “Don’t Trust Wismec”


How It Feels to Quit Vaping

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I’ve quit vaping. Temporarily.

Here’s the thing: I recently lost my main source of income, and could no longer afford some of the “extras” in my life until I get my next GOOD gig. (Shameless plug: If you’re looking for a freelance writer or editor, hit me up!).

Such is the life of a freelance writer/editor. It’s called the “Feast or Famine” cycle. When you’re a freelancer, things are either really good, or really bad, and hardly any in-betweens. Right now, I’m in the “famine” part of the cycle, but, fortunately, that never lasts for TOO long. I’m good at what I do, and usually find work fairly quickly.

In the meantime, I’ve had to cut out some of my expenses that weren’t “mandatory.” Vaping was one of the things that got the cut, sadly.

How It Feels

I was never a smoker, so I never had to deal with quitting smoking. I started vaping as a way to ease my crushing anxieties and to give me something to do with my hands other than nervous ticks.

I was vaping at a level six nicotine.

Quitting was both “easy” and really, really hard. Continue reading “How It Feels to Quit Vaping”


Spotlight On: Pink Spot Vapors

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I came across Pink Spot Vapors on Twitter when I was looking for vape shops to follow. I was attracted to their lovely hot pink logo (hot pink is one of my two favorite colors). They also made delightful use of memes in their daily Tweets.

They apparently took an interest in me as well, because they followed me back, and began engaging with me online. It wasn’t long before they offered to send me a few samples for one of my “Spotlight” vape shop reviews.

Like My Freedom Smokes, Pink Spot Vapors has been in the business a long time. They started in 2009, and are doing their own thing. They create all their own juices. Vape juice is also their primary focus. (They sell a few mech mods and RDAs as well, but juice dominates their website).

They sent me four fruity flavors to try and three tobacco flavors, along with some fun bracelets and a squishy baseball.

I don’t vape tobacco flavors. However, my roommate, Ramiro Roman (the artist who drew my website banner and the illustration accompanying my “Vape Nation” post), vapes exclusively tobacco-flavored vape juices. So I gave those three flavors to him, and convinced him to help me with this review.

First, you’ll hear from me. Then you’ll hear Ramiro’s thoughts. And then I’ll cap everything off with a few “final thoughts.” Be sure to stay tuned until the very end because I make a few points that may help your ultimate decision on whether to buy from Pink Spot Vapors or not. Continue reading “Spotlight On: Pink Spot Vapors”


Vape Review: Smoking Vapor Mi One Dragon Skin Kit

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This week, I’m going to be reviewing the Mi One AIO Kit by Smoking Vapor. I got the “dragon skin” version, as you can see on the left.

I received my Mi One from Vapor Beast at a discount. They’re currently selling them for around $40.

Like the vape itself, I’m going to keep this review short. Heh. And, yes, that’s probably the first thing you’ll notice about this particular mod: It’s VERY small.

Let’s take a look at its specs… Continue reading “Vape Review: Smoking Vapor Mi One Dragon Skin Kit”


Vape Review: SMOK Alien 220W TC Starter Kit

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As I promised in my review of the Wismec EXO Skeleton ES300, my next mod review is going to be the SMOK Alien. Yep. That’s the review you’re reading RIGHT NOW. I’m holding true to my word and reviewing the famous “out of this world” vape mod.

I received my Alien from Element Vape at a supreme discount. It’s black with a multi-colored splatter pattern.

I admit it, you guys: I’m in love.

The SMOK Alien is the closest I’ve come to discovering “The Perfect Vape” as of this moment. It has replaced the OSUB Plus as my main mod (though I still use my OSUB as a secondary vape mod).

Nearly everything about this mod kit is pure perfection. It’s absolutely no wonder why this particular setup has been taking the vaping world by storm. From its ergonomic design, to its nearly endless color/design choices, to its ability to deliver on both flavor AND vapor production, this mod is rocking my world right now. Continue reading “Vape Review: SMOK Alien 220W TC Starter Kit”


Vape Box: June 2017

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Thanks to reader support, I was able to get a one-month subscription to Vape Box!

Quick note: If you’d like to support Lauren Vapes financially — so that I can continue to have rad vape products to review — there are three easy ways to do so…

  1. Make a pledge to my Patreon.
  2. Use THIS LINK to buy anything you want from Vapor DNA. (affiliate link)
  3. Use THIS LINK to buy anything you want from Vapor Beast. (affiliate link)

As of now, I count on the support of readers like you to keep this site going. I try to fund it myself as much as I can, but, due to medical bills and other nonsense in my personal life, I haven’t been able to buy as many products lately as I would like to on my own. So ANY money I get from Patreon or my affiliate links goes DIRECTLY back into the site, and it means so much to me to have your support. Thank you!

Last month, I used your funding to buy business cards (which I’ve been passing out at local vape shops around the Los Angeles area). This month, I got the Enthusiast Plan from Vape Box.

Speaking of which… Vape Box is AMAZING! Continue reading “Vape Box: June 2017”


Spotlight On: One Hit Wonder Vape Juice

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I was recently turned onto a neat Los Angeles-based vape juice company called One Hit Wonder. They’re trying their darnest to create PREMIUM “top shelf” vape juices, and they even have a nifty sponsorship program for bloggers, if any of you are interested in that kind of thing.

I initially bought a bottle of their “Muffin Man” juice from an outside vendor, but it was horrifically expired and tasted absolutely terrible — so I wrote to One Hit Wonder to tell them what happened. Right off the bat, I’ll say that OHW has excellent customer service. They answered all my questions, and even provided me with a discount code so I could get some UNEXPIRED juice at a great rate.

I ended up with one of each of the flavors they had available at the time, which was nearly their entire line.  They have two flavors that I missed: Police Man (donuts with cereal) and Drippin’ Whip (whipped cream) that weren’t available at the time. And I have a mild interest in Police Man if it (he?) ever shows up; however, I have no interest in trying Drippin’ Whip for reasons I’ll get into in a moment. (Though it WILL be reviewed in this entry — just not by me! More on that in a few minutes as well… Stick around! This is a long one!).

The reason I have no interest in Drippin’ Whip is because I know that I’ll hate it. I detest milk flavors. Which puts poor One Hit Wonder at a disadvantage, where I’m concerned. MOST of their flavors are milk-based in some form or another.

This is why I’ve called in my friend, and fellow vaper, Frank Spear, to write a secondary review at the bottom of this post. He LOVES milk flavors — and is the person who turned me onto OHW in the first place — and I figured that, between the two of us, we’d give One Hit Wonder a fair shake. So, first, you’ll get my official Lauren Vapes review (by me, Lauren) and then you’ll get to hear Frank’s thoughts.

Sound good? Good. Let’s do this. Continue reading “Spotlight On: One Hit Wonder Vape Juice”